Oncology

Drug Suppresses Spread of Breast Cancer Caused by Stem-Like Cells | News Brief

Rare stem-like tumor cells play a critical role in the spread of breast cancer, but a vulnerability in the pathway that powers them offers a strategy to

Promising New Treatment for Rare Pregnancy Cancer Leads to Remission in Patients | News Brief

Three out of four patients with the cancerous forms of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) went into remission after receiving the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab in a clinical trial

Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer

#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, December 13 at 3:00pm ET for PART II of our live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why

CME/CE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients | News Brief

New research indicates that stereotactic body radiation therapy appears to be safe and effective in older patients with cancer.

Engineering Non-Immune Cells to Kill Cancer Cells | News Brief

Researchers have reprogrammed normal human cells to create designer immune cells capable of detecting and destroying cancer cells. researchers have recently used T-cells engineered in the laboratory

Common Genetic Fusion Event May Be Associated with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer | News Brief

Establishing the way in which a genetic alteration called a TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion forms in a prostate cancer, rather than the presence of the gene fusion itself,

Deadly Lung Cancers Are Driven By Multiple Genetic Changes | News Brief

A new UC San Francisco-led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant “driver” mutation that can be treated in isolation

Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands to Third-World Countries | News Brief

3D printing is commonly used in first-world countries. However, 3D printing can be of added value in third-world countries as well. Prosthesis for children are normally handmade

New System for Treating Colorectal Cancer Can Lead to Complete Cure | News Brief

Until now, radioimmunotherapy (targeted therapy) of solid tumors using antibody-targeted radionuclides has had limited therapeutic success. “This research is novel because of the benchmarks reached by the

CME/CE: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Recommendations | News Brief

Experts have released recommendations on the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. The document emphasizes ensuring that candidates understand the data about contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, including a lack of survival benefit, as well as possible benefits, complications, and alternatives to this procedure.

New Blood Test Developed to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer | News Brief

Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to develop a new technique to detect ovarian cancer early

Three New Lung Cancer Genetic Biomarkers Identified | News Brief

Both environmental and genetic risk factors contribute to development of lung cancer. Tobacco smoking is the most well-known environmental risk factor associated with lung cancer. A Dartmouth

Newly Discovered microRNA Regulates Mobility of Tumor Cells | News Brief

Cancer cells can reactivate a cellular process that is an essential part of embryonic development. This allows them to leave the primary tumor, penetrate the surrounding tissue

Up to One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana | News Brief

A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References, Part II | News Brief

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host Part II in our #PWChat series, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when

Single-Cell Diagnostics for Breast Cancer | News Brief

Women diagnosed with breast cancer may benefit from having the molecular subtype of different cells within their tumors identified, argue two researchers in an opinion article published

Suicide Molecules Kill Any Cancer Cell | News Brief

Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study gene function trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell that forces the cell to commit suicide, reports

#PWChat Recap: How Mindset Affects Physical Health | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with Barbara Cox, PhD, co-hosted an informative discussion on how mindset affects physical health. The topics discussed included examples of how the mind affects

Researchers Reveal Biomarker for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment | News Brief

Back-to-back discoveries from Cleveland Clinic demonstrate for the first time how a testosterone-related genetic abnormality can help predict individual patient responses to specific prostate cancer therapies. The

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